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Jeremiah Abrose published on Journal of Useful Investigations in Creative Education

Towards a new pedagogical mindset: digital technologies and learning theories

The aim of this article is to evaluate my underlying beliefs and assumptions about the use of technology to support learning. It takes the form of a series of paragraphs which interweave key learning theories with experiences of digital technology in the classroom towards reflecting on the impact these can have on the growth of pedagogical mindsets. Core approaches range from: Ray Land’s description of threshold concepts, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s flow theory, Biggs and Tang’s ideas on deep and shallow learning, Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development, Kolb’s learning styles and experiential learning cycle and finally considerations around constructive alignment. Through reflecting on these theories I speak of the importance of making the role of technology in the classroom less prescriptive and more goal-oriented, which is something that will help develop learner experiences. However, a core facet of this article is realising that this is not a one way process and demands that teachers expand their own pedagogical mindsets.

The full article and be read here: https://juice-journal.com/2020/03/03/towards-a-new-pedagogical-mindset-digital-technologies-and-learning-theories/